Richard Hanus – Immigration Lawyer
Our Approach to Immigration Law
We assist individuals and businesses in the U.S. and abroad to achieve their goals in an efficient manner and provide responsive counsel throughout all steps in the process. In providing the highest quality representation in all U.S. immigration related matters, we strive to serve our clients with creativity, sensitivity and diligence, three qualities that are essential when dealing with immigration law issues. To better serve your personal needs, we speak English, Spanish, Polish, Hebrew, Russian, Tagalog and Lithuanian.
We keep current with an ever-changing landscape of statutes, regulations, case law and policy in order to find solutions to the vast array of issues our clients present. With this solid foundation, we focus our efforts toward creatively tapping into this complex bank of information, devising the best approach to a client’s particular set of circumstances.
Having represented clients in immigration-related matters for almost two decades, we are sensitive to the type of service an immigration law client needs and have the experience and insight to help clients achieve the result they are seeking. Whether you represent a corporation seeking to staff its newly established U.S. branch with key overseas personnel, or you are an individual seeking to remain united with family members in the U.S., we are familiar with the wide variety of concerns (legal and otherwise) that you face. We are sensitive to these issues and will exercise judgment that best suits the client’s needs.
Monitoring the progress of a client’s case and keeping you informed as to important developments are two key functions of any firm. By diligently carrying out these roles, we help ensure the fastest processing of our clients’ cases while at the same time, heighten awareness and increase confidence in the processes at issue. Our firm handles all aspects of immigration filing and case preparation, including:
- preparing and compiling documentation according to specific USCIS (formerly INS,) Department of Labor and other governmental agency guidelines for the most efficient processing possible,
- providing detailed instructions for clients regarding supporting documentation needed for filings,
- walking through the filing process with all clients, making sure you are well informed at every step,
- offering realistic and accurate time frame estimates for various types of filings and
- handling all interactions with USCIS officers and other government agency personnel.
Lectures, Speaking Engagements and Community Involvement
- Richard Hanus recently appeared on the popular Scott Becker Business Leadership Podcast, discussing a myriad of topics such as practicing immigration law in the Trump era, starting his own law firm and deciding on a professional path.
Richard Hanus‘ successful representation of Elizabeth Keathley in defense of removal proceedings was portrayed in the 2019 Off Broadway stage production of The Courtroom. The production featured a cast which included Tony award winners and nominees and a verbatim script of proceedings before the Chicago Immigration Court and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit.
Richard Hanus conducted a Continuing Legal Education Seminar and shared his expertise with fellow lawyers at Decalogue Society on March 13, 2019 on the topic: “What Every Family Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law.”
Richard Hanus participated in a panel presentation for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Chicago Chapter’s Fall 2018 Family & Litigation Conference: Strategies & Best Practices in an Enforcement-Centered Era and on the topic of “District Office Hot Topics” on November 9, 2018 at the Chicago Bar Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Richard Hanus presented a Continuing Legal Education lecture, “Criminal & Traffic Charges: Immigration Consequences for Non-US Citizens, Including Undocumented Defendants” on September 27, 2018 for the Northwest Suburban Bar Association, Arlington Heights, Illinois
Richard Hanus presented a Continuing Legal Education lecture and shared his expertise as part of a panel on “Best Practices in Consular Advocacy” at the Chicago Bar Association on January 19, 2017.
Richard Hanus shared his expertise leading a panel of fellow immigration lawyers on March 14, 2016 on the topic of federal court immigration litigation, “You’re Not as Far from U.S. District Court as you May Think – A Bird’s Eye View of the Options and Strategies”, at the 2016 American Immigration Lawyers Association Annual Midwest Regional Conference at the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel, Chicago, Illinois
Richard Hanus presented a Continuing Legal Education lecture and shared his expertise on “Current Trends in Naturalization” with fellow immigration lawyers at the Chicago Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association on January 11, 2016
Richard Hanus shared his expertise on a panel of fellow immigration lawyers on the topic of “Avoiding Lawsuits: Hot Topics in Business Immigration Ethics” for American Immigration Lawyers Association’s Chicago Chapter’s 2015 Fall Business Immigration, Continuing Legal Education Seminar, “The Business of Doing Business Immigration”, in Chicago, Illinois on October 16, 2015.
Richard Hanus, along with a panel of fellow experts, conducted a Continuing Legal Education Seminar on the topic of Waivers of Inadmissability – Fraud and Misrepresentation at the Chicago Bar Association on January 13, 2015.
Richard Hanus conducted a Continuing Legal Education Seminar and shared his expertise with fellow lawyers at the DuPage County (IL ) Bar Association on November 21, 2014 on the topic – “What Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law”.
Richard Hanus conducted a Continuing Legal Education Seminar and shared his expertise with fellow lawyers at the McHenry County (IL) Bar Association on June 10, 2014 on the topic – “Immigration Law Basics, and its Intersection with Corporate and Labor Law”.
Richard Hanus conducted a Continuing Legal Education Seminar and shared his expertise with fellow lawyers at the Chicago Bar Association (on behalf of the Decalogue Society) on May 7, 2014 on the topic: “What Every Criminal Lawyer Should Know About Immigration Law.”
Richard Hanus shared his expertise on a panel of fellow immigration lawyers on the topic of “Child Status Protection Act – How It Can Help Keep Immigrant Families Intact” for the Chicago Bar Association’s “Meeting the Needs of Children Under the Immigration Laws” Continuing Legal Education Seminar on January 14, 2014.